CACHE COUNTY, UT. (THECOUNT) — Blake Shumway and Michael Carpenter have been identified as the victims in a Thursday double-fatal plane crash in Cache County, Utah.

Shumway, a USU flight instructor, and aviation student Carpenter, were both killed in a small plane crash between Mendon and Wellsville around 9 a.m. Thursday morning.


Further details of the crash were not made available as of Thursday afternoon.

Shumway worked for USU Aviation since September 2021.

Carpenter was studying aviation technology and professionalism and was scheduled to graduate in the fall of 2022.

USU Aviation flights have been cancelled for the day.

“We are devastated by this morning’s tragic crash and the loss of members in our USU community,” said USU President Noelle E. Cockett. “Every student and employee is part of our Aggie family, and we know many individuals will feel this loss deeply.”

Authorities say the college will be working with staff and students in the aviation program to offer services to support them in processing this loss.


Geo quick facts: Cache County is a county located in the Wasatch Front region of Utah. As of the 2020 United States Census the population was 133,154. Its county seat and largest city is Logan. Cache County is included in Logan metropolitan area – Wikipedia.

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